Sunday, April 12, 2009

Au Gratin Potatoes

I liked this a lot and so did the husband. It is supposed to be a side dish, but I ate it as an entree with a side of spinach. The husband ate a smaller portion as a side (along with some spinach) to his meatloaf. I used less cheese (only 3/4 cup) since he isn't a fan of it and he said it was fine. I also tasted the sauce before baking and it really needed something else (it was pretty bland) so I added some nutmeg. That made it delicious! Also, the recipe says to use a 2 qt. casserole dish. I used a 2.5 liter dish, which is about 2.6 quarts and it was almost full. Go with a bigger dish.

Recipe from Weight Watchers:

Au Gratin Potatoes

Serves 8 @ 3 Points
Serves 4 @ 7 Points

2 lbs yukon gold potatoes, sliced about 1/4 inch thick
1 medium onion, sliced thin
1 Tbsp butter
2 cups skim milk
2 Tbsp flour
1 tsp salt
1/4 tsp pepper
1 cup reduced fat shredded cheddar cheese

Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Spray a 2 qt casserole dish with cooking spray.

Melt butter in a large pot over medium high heat. Add onions and cook until brown. Sprinkle in flour and then slowly add milk, stirring constantly to avoid lumps. Add potatoes, salt, and pepper. Stir to coat. Bring to a boil. Stir in 3/4 c. cheese. Pour into casserole dish.

Bake uncovered for 1 hour. Put lid on dish and bake until potatoes are fork tender, 10-20 minutes more. Remove from oven and sprinkle remaining 1/4 c. cheese on top and place under broiler for 5 minutes.

Let set for 5 minutes, slice into servings, serve.

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